Penny Lane Blog at (1/2012)

Penny Lane

Jan. 29, 2012 9:46 am 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2012 9:43 am
When I first started this blog a few years ago, it was with the intent of showing how to get the most bang for your buck at the grocery store while still making some tasty meals. Through the years I have veered away from those blogs although I do still practice those same methods.Last night… MORE
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Jan. 26, 2012 3:15 pm 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012 9:25 pm
"MOM!  How can you laugh? It's not funny!"  You know what they say about pay back?  Karma?  It is easy to laugh now....I wasn't always laughing, but I wish I had.  You see, 'Nobody' used to live here.    'Nobody' was a trouble maker, reckless and careless.  'Nobody' lived with us for a long time. MORE
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Jan. 21, 2012 8:32 pm 
Updated: Feb. 4, 2012 6:25 pm
As many of you know I am married to "No Baking Papa".  When I met him in 1974 he knew how to cook Chili Fries.  Oven Fries and a can of chili - I doubt if he chopped onions to top these gems but he would on occasion mix it up with the addition of a hot dog or burger patty. Blue Box Mac and… MORE
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About Me
Every morning my granddaughter calls and says, "Good morning Nana. Whatcha doing? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my name, Baking Nana. I love to bake bread and never get tired of it. Yeast is additive!
My favorite things to cook
I go through phases, Asian for a while then Italian then on to something else. I love experimenting with new flavors and different spices. Some times my husband will ask if we will ever have "ordinary" food again. Once in a while I have to toss him a burger just to keep quite! Actually, he is a good sport and my favorite taste tester.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In our family if it is your birthday you get to choose the menu. We have had some really interesting meals. In March we have 5 birthdays so we do one big party - what a crazy menu that is! Christmas dinner is very traditional. Sausage rolls, Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, gravy, Green beans with bacon, Mashed Potatoes (the really fattening kind) and trifle for dessert. If I were to dare to omit any of those items I would be lynched.
My cooking triumphs
Mastering really great bread is probably my biggest triumph. I am always so pleased when I create a perfect Asian dish.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few but none so horrible that I can't laugh about them now.
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